I'm currently sitting at the Vineburg Deli in Sonoma, sipping a coffee, going through my emails before our ten o'clock appointment at Gundlach Bundschu just up the road. I'm in wine country this week with Trey Beffa, one of our owners and domestic wine buyers, doing some photo and marketing work. Meanwhile, David OG has turned on the "out of office" notices because he's expecting a new family member at some point within the next few days! So who's running the spirits department?! Me, albeit remotely at the moment. Ardbeg is sending out emails about the arrival 21 year old release even though they haven't released it to anyone yet. We've got new casks from Signatory landing in the store this week and going out on email. We're hosting a Benromach dinner at Donato tomorrow night, and I'm working to put together a Kilkerran 12 year launch party with Springbank for next week. Plus, there's a lot of ordering to be done.
Hollywood customers: I'm your new go-to guy for the next thirty days. Make sure you reach out to me if you need anything and I'll take care of it via phone or laptop from wherever I can get my next wifi connection!